Job Summary :
The Hospitalist Hematology / Oncology within the Division of Hematology / Oncology, is a Board Eligible / Certified physician with clinical training in Pediatrics and advanced training and experience in Pediatric Hematology / Oncology.
Under supervision of the Attending Physicians, the Hospitalist Hematology / Oncology provides family-centered medical care services to pediatric and adolescent patients with suspected or confirmed malignancies, other tumors and primary hematologic disorders.
The scope of responsibilities includes establishing a diagnosis through the appropriate tests and procedures, treatment of the disease with curative intent where such a treatment exists and providing appropriate palliative and supportive care where such curative therapy is not available.
The Hospitalist Hematology / Oncology is expected to collaborate in a multi-disciplinary manner with other services to provide the best care possible.
The Hospitalist Hematology / Oncology is a health care professional and patient advocate. Additional involvement in academic and quality improvement projects is encouraged and required.
Such activities include but are not restricted to participation in Nursing and Allied Health education, Resident and Fellow training, contribution to ongoing clinical research projects and / or the development of divisional guidelines or involvement in divisional multidisciplinary quality improvement projects.
By delivering the very highest quality in clinical care, Sidra Medical and Research Center serves as a magnet for patients within the borders of Qatar and beyond.
Key Role and Accountability :
Coordinates and facilitates direct delivery of patient and family care within a multidisciplinary framework primarily in an inpatient care setting, to ensure a patient / family focused and service oriented environment that is in accordance with Evidenced Based and Best Practice standards.
Under the supervision of the Attending Physicians, assesses and identifies the health needs of the patient population and plans, implements, and evaluates interventions appropriate to meet those needs in accordance to organizational standards and accreditation requirements.
Collaborates with multidisciplinary health care team to devise treatment plans based on patient / family needs to ensure the delivery of high quality and evidence based services that are sufficient, efficient and responsive, and designed to meet the identified patient / family care needs and organizational outcomes.
Contributes to ensuring that clinical practices within the Division of Hematology / Oncology are in compliance with all applicable standards and requirements of the Joint Commission International, Ministry of Public Health, and all other applicable regulatory bodies.
Provides counseling and anticipatory guidance to patients and families regarding physical, psychosocial and developmental needs.
Facilitates effective inter- and intradepartmental communication between patient, family, community and interdisciplinary team members for collaboration, liaison, networking and teamwork to ensure the maintenance of strong and professional relationships.
Elicits, performs and records the history of physical examinations on assigned patients. Under the supervision of the Attending Physician, develops a differential diagnosis for the presenting problem and implements a plan for management.
Develops and performs necessary diagnostic and therapeutic procedures per standardized protocols.
Under the supervision of the Attending Physician, collaborates with Case Management and Discharge Planning teams to plan and facilitate the continuity of comprehensive care of specialty patient populations from hospital, home and outpatient setting.
Assists in the assessment of learning needs of patients and families, and works in tandem with the Community and Patient Education Department to develop and implement patient education materials and programs that are centered on the learning preferences, religious and cultural values, and appropriate reading and language skills of target audience to meet those identified needs.
Models an understanding, appreciation and respect for an inclusive workplace environment that respects differences and diversity.
Under the supervision of the Attending Physician, identifies and facilitates resolution of challenges and problems when appropriate to improve Division cohesiveness and patient satisfaction.
Assists in the promotion of a safe working environment inclusive of cultural competence and continuous learning, development and growth
Participates in the Quality and Performance Improvement activities through regular chart review, targeted CQI activities, and the systematic and detailed review and evaluation of patient outcome data.
Provides both day-time and night-time patient care coverage as directed by the clinical schedule of the Division.
Provides effective and timely record keeping and documentation.
Maintains knowledge of current research and incorporates findings into clinical practice.
Actively participates in clinical research projects as directed.
Actively participates in clinical management consensus development.
Is active in professional organizations and maintains Medical License.
Participates in Nursing, Allied Health, and Post Graduate Medical Training as required.
Conducts other duties as directed by the Attending Physician, and the Division Chief.
Assists with Sidra marketing strategies as required.
Promotes and assists in physician community outreach programs as appropriate.
Supports the development of Sidra as a world class regional center.
Adheres to Sidra’s standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies
Adheres to and promotes Sidra’s Values.
Qualification, Experience & Skills :
Completion of residency program in the General Pediatrics
Board Certification in Pediatric Hematology and / or Oncology Preferred
One year experience in Pediatric Hematology / Oncology
Certification and Licensure :
Valid professional License in the country of origin or country of practice in the specialty area
Job Specific Skills and Abilities :
Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
Proficiency in Medical Research
Fluency in written and spoken English